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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENLIVENED

He enlivened the excursion by his laughter and strength of a peasant.

The journey to the Calvin cottage was enlivened by frequent stops for refreshment.

At times the proceedings have been enlivened by sparkling humour.

All festal occasions in Circassian life are enlivened by the presence of the minstrel.

At this moment the chamber was enlivened by the presence of many individuals.

Merton started a little and regarded his companion with an enlivened eye.

Eva must be saved; her mind must be enlivened and her body strengthened, let it cost what it may.

The head of the phallus was enlivened with the face of a saint.

He had made a raid on the pantry, he said, and enlivened the way by topping off his dinner with them.

"We live by hope," said Porthos, enlivened by the warmth of his companion.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "give life to" (enlive in same sense is from 1590s); see en- (1) "make, put in" + life + -en (1). Meaning "make lively or cheerful" is from 1690s. Related: Enlivened; enlivening.

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